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Thelma (Hadden) LongwellThelma (Hadden) Longwell, 99, of Shelocta, PA went home to the Lord October 5, 2021. She was born September 1, 1922 in Cherry Hill Township "Buck Run," Indiana County, PA. Thelma was the daughter of Isaac McCullough Hadden and Alice Mae (Lydick) Hadden. She graduated from Clymer High School. She was a member of the Plumcreek Church of the Brethren, Shelocta, PA, where she was a lifetime deacon. She married Harry Franklin Longwell on September 1, 1942.
Thelma, "Mama" as she was fondly known, enjoyed hosting family picnics at the farm on Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. Mama was a great storyteller and letter writer. She related her tales from the farm every week to the grandchildren and great grandchildren during college and once they moved away from Armstrong County. Mama loved to live on the farm, especially tending to the family flock of sheep.
Thelma will be remembered and greatly missed by her family. Children Jerry (Pat) Longwell of Kittanning and Arlene Longwell of Shelocta. Grandchildren Eric (Kristine) Longwell of Shelocta, Mark (Elizabeth) Longwell of Homer City, Paul (Beth) Longwell of Martinsburg, and Dale (Hope) Longwell of Geneva, Indiana. Great-grandchildren Berea, Anna, Samuel, Joshua, Benjamin, Abigail, Daniel, Laura, Theodore, Isabelle, and Olivia.
In addition to her parents and her husband, H.F. Longwell on July 1, 1980 Thelma was preceded in death by her sisters Edna Weaver, Nova Siverd, Helen McCoy, Genave Hadden and brothers Herman Hadden, Torrence Hadden and Raymond Hadden.
Family and friends will be received from 3 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Clark Chapel of the Bauer Funeral Home, Inc., 238 S. Main Street, Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at the funeral home where her four grandsons will officiate.
Interment will follow at Elderton Cemetery, Elderton, Pa.
Guests are respectively requested to wear a mask while attending services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Thelma's memory to Plumcreek Church of the Brethren, 3087 Dutch Run Road, Shelocta, PA 15774.
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